David E. Nielson brings over three decades of corporate, Fortune
500, and private consulting experience in organizational change
management, leadership development, and training. David has helped
guide large-scale change initiatives and business strategy driven
by ERP, mergers, restructuring, and the need for cultural change.
He has been a featured and frequent speaker at PMI, project World,
Chief Executive network, Management resources association, TEC,
Training Director's Forum, and the Alliance of Organizational
Systems Designers. A co-founder of the Denver OD Network Chapter,
David is a community leader and has served on the boards of Red
Rocks Community College, the National Pain Foundation, and is a
former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Boys'
"When David Nielson asked me to write the foreword to The 9
Dimensions of Conscious Success, I was pleased for several
reasons. For one thing, success is important to everyone I know.
There are a lot of books about achieving it, but to my knowledge
none follow logical steps--particularly steps that begin with a
sense of purpose and self-awareness.
Why is it important to begin with these two elements? Because until you know your real purpose in life and understand who you are as a unique individual, the success you pursue could end up being the flavor of the month. David follows with the third foundational element--social awareness. This is where you watch the environment around you so that you are aware of how people are affected by what you say and do. Remember, relationships are just as important--if not more important--than results.
Once you have the elements that form the foundation for success--a sense of purpose, a sense of self, and an awareness of how you affect people in the social systems around you--David introduces six differentiators that will help you transition from where you are to where you want to be. Three of these jump out at me.